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Mainland reports 11 new local COVID-19 cases in Guangdong

People wait in line for COVID-19 tests in Tianhe district of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on May 30, 2021. (CHEN JIMIN / CHINA NEWS SERVICE)

BEIJING/GUANGZHOU – The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 11 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, which were all in Guangdong province, the provincial health commission and the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Saturday.

Nine of the confirmed cases were reported in the provincial capital city of Guangzhou while the other two were posted in the city of Foshan, the provincial health commission said.

Five imported cases were also reported, it said. They entered Guangdong from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Oman, the Philippines and Morocco, respectively.

Meanwhile, the mainland on Friday saw 13 new imported cases. Besides the five cases in Guangdong, three were reported in Fujian, two in Beijing, and one each in Shanghai, Sichuan and Yunnan, the NHC said.

By Friday, the mainland had reported a total of 91,218 confirmed cases, 86,197 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

One new suspected case arriving from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai. No additional deaths related to the disease were reported.  

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There were 385 patients still receiving treatment, nine of whom were in severe condition.

By Friday, the mainland had reported a total of 91,218 confirmed cases, 86,197 recoveries and 4,636 deaths. A total of 6,114 imported cases had been reported with no deaths.

There were three suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland on Friday.

On the same day, 28 new asymptomatic cases were reported, of which three were local cases in Guangdong and 25 were from outside the mainland. 

More than 744 million vaccine doses had been administered across the mainland as of Friday, the NHC said.

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By the end of Friday, 11,850 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 210 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 51 cases in the Macao SAR, and 10,446 cases, including 187 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,579 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 49 in the Macao SAR, and 1,133 in Taiwan.